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Samaru Journal of Information Studies Vol.9 (1)2009 9 Capacity Building For Library and Information Centre Personnel In ICT Environment by ZAKARI Mohammed, and BOT N.G Abstract The paper examined the concepts “ICT environment’ and ‘digitized/virtual library and information centre’ and discussed the features of digitized/virtual library and information centre and the need for capacity building especially in ICT-based libraries and information centres. It highlights the skills, competencies and training needs expected of personnel in typical digitized libraries and information centres, the avenues for their education and training and the basic questions to address in capacity building plans and strategies. The paper concluded by putting forward strategies to adopt to ensure the available of requisite relevant manpower in virtual libraries and information centres to cope with the changing needs of the time. Introduction An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environment can simply be referred to as an information system comprised of organized information managers and users, computer hardware and software, communication networks and data/information resources that acquires and collects, organizes and transform, stores and retrieves, as well as disseminates and transfers relevant information to the relevant users, regardless of their location, time of accesses and need, and in respective of their strata in the society. Thus, a library or information centre established in an ICT environment to serve as an information system or rather a veritable channel of communication will possess a variety ICT physical devices (hardwares) information processing and retrieval devices/instructions (software). Communications channels (networks) and stored data (information/data resources). A library and information centre of this nature can be said to be digitized, automated or virtual. The basic functions of this type of ICT-based libraries and information centres are: - to support the library operations - support policy and managerial decision making - support strategic competitive advantage in library and information service provision and delivery global wise. The Digital Library and Information Centre An ICT driven and transformed libraries and information centres characteristically possesses the following features: computerized, digitized or automated systems operations and services have variety of ICT infrastructural facilities and devices networked operation environments Internet connectivity and web site Unlimited access points to information resources On-line and off-line (eg CD ROM) infrastructural facilities and devices for information resources and databases access and retrieval ICT-skilled staff and (to some extent) computer literate patrons Electronic/digitized information resources Digital libraries with the above features will not only promote knowledge acquisition and enhanced educational attainment but they have the potentials
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